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Scam Warning

By enkiktd

2 years ago

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    #1 2 years ago

    I received an unsolicited text today from 770-966-6463 offering to sell me a machine I've been looking for for some time. He said he had that and another machine for sale, and provided pictures of the other machine (but not the one that I was looking for). His two pictures didn't match up (different text on the backglass) and he claimed it was due to differences in the weather. After taking two seconds online, I found where he stole the pictures from.

    His goal was to get me to Moneygram him some cash, which I never really entertained doing. Just wanted to see what he was going to say and identify if he was scamming, and it appears so. Once I confronted him with the pictures not being from the same machine, he stopped talking to me. Just a warning to anyone else who gets a message from this number; be careful, he likely doesn't have any machines at all and just wants to steal your money.

    Edit: added the full number

    #4 2 years ago

    I did report him to the local police as well, hopefully he didn't get anyone to fall for it already.

    #6 2 years ago

    These were the two images he tried to pass off as his other machine for sale. He was shocked when I said it's not the same machine and said it was different because of the weather.

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